Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a hedge or enclosure. This name belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hegge was originally derived from the Old English hecg, which meant hedge.
Early Origins of the Hegge family
Kent where John de la Hegge was first listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls lists Walter de la Hegge in London. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hegge family
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Hegge Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hegge were recorded, including Hedge, Hedges, Hegges, Hegge and others.
Early Notables of the Hegge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hegge family to Ireland
Some of the Hegge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hegge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hegge family emigrate to North America:
Hegge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hegge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hegge (post 1700)
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